Monitoring marsupials - Western Shield trapping

Monitoring marsupials - Western Shield trapping

A unique opportunity for students to be part of Western Shield research.New Western Shield logo 100

Suitable for years 5 to 12


Students mix bait and set traps in the evening the return the next morning to measure and release any animals. Only limited places are available at each venue due to license conditions and these fill fast.

Dates and venues:

Trapping at Perth Hills Discovery Centre takes place on 10 ocassions throughout the year and is available for years 11 and 12 only

Trapping at Wellington Discovery Forest is available for years 5 to 12 on 4 consecutive nights during the following weeks:

  • May 22 - 26 2017
  • August 21 - 25 2017

Additional information

  • Venue

    Perth Hills Discovery Centre, Wellington Discovery Forest
  • Year/Type

    Year PP to 6, Year 7 to 10, Year 11 to 12, Biodiversity and camp activities
  • Learning area

    Biology, Earth and Environmental Science, Geography, Science
  • Cross curriculum priorities

  • Duration

    4 hours